Pilgrims’ Kitchen

Enjoy refreshments at Pilgrims’ Kitchen, the Cathedral’s restaurant. We have indoor and outdoor dining options.


Our opening times for summer are:-

Monday to Saturday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm


On the following Bank Holidays, Pilgrims’ Kitchen will close at 4pm: May 2, June 2 and June 3.

A sanitising station is available. We recommend that visitors continue to wear a face covering and please respect other customers who may wish to maintain social distancing.

Situated alongside the elegant Cloisters, we offer all visitors a warm welcome and a great place to eat and meet.

Our serving times are:
Breakfast/Brunch is served 9 am to 11.30 am
Lunches are served from 12-2.30 pm
Cakes are available all day

Formerly known as The Refectory, Pilgrims’ Kitchen is an inviting eating space with rustic furniture, quirky chapel chairs and heritage colours.


To make your visit as relaxing as possible, we have introduced extra seating in our beautiful garden.

What we offer:-

  • barista coffee
  • Fairtrade tea
  • homebaked scones and cakes
  • homecooked lunches
  • a range of cold drinks including James White Apple juice and a choice of Fairtrade wine or the iconic Greene King Old Speckled Hen ale
  • Afternoon tea (must be pre-booked)

Home cooked, locally sourced fayre, the signature food of chef, Paul Hughes, still tops the menu. Order at the counter, and the staff will bring your freshly prepared meal to you.

If you are on the move, we offer an enhanced takeaway service – whether it’s a quick coffee, a Danish pastry or your sandwich choice wrapped up in a neat box.

For further information please contact the Pilgrims’ Kitchen Manager, Nikki King, on pilgrimskitchen@stedscathedral.org or call 01284 748738.